Amelia S Kahalley

September 3, 1926December 11, 2012

Mrs. Amelia Saliba Kahalley, a native of Blytheville, Arkansas, and a resident of Mobile, Alabama for the past 60 years, died peacefully Tuesday morning, December 11, 2012, at the age of 86. Amelia was a graduate of Blytheville High School and was former society editor of the Blytheville Courier News. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church as well as the Lebanese-American Club of Mobile. Amelia was preceded in death by her parents, Zydan Basheer Saliba and Nejmie Saliba; four brothers, Richard Saliba, Mitchell Saliba, Adeeb Saliba and Elliot Saliba; five sisters, Rosine Saliba, Adebe Saliba, Manera Sims, Bettie Kittany and Rose Saliba; one son, Sperdon A. Kahalley, Jr.; and her loving husband, Sperdon A. Kahalley. She is survived by five children, Stephen (Helen) Kahalley, Patricia (Charles) Hyland, William (Beth) Kahalley, Barbara J. Kahalley and Melanie (John) Joseph; nine grandchildren. Michael E. Hyland, Stephanie L. Kahalley, David C. Hyland, Matthew A. Kahalley, Sarah E. Kahalley, Bridget C. Kahalley, W. Mitchell Kahalley, Jonathan E. Kahalley and John F. Joseph, Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Julian Z. Kahalley and Olivia M. Kahalley; brother in law, Edward Kahalley, Sr; sisters in law, Melvina Kahalley, Jackie Kahalley and Celine Kahalley; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Visitation will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1453 Old Shell Road, on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of the South, P.O. Box 9693 Mobile, AL 36691 or to St. Mary Catholic Church, 1453 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36604.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 15, 2012

Amelia S Kahalley

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December 16, 2012

To all the family I am so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet and kind lady. I cannot be with you today as I am out of town but you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Reggie Copeland

Stephen Pryor

December 14, 2012

To Melanie, Barbara, Pat, Bill and Stephen, your mother was such a wonderful and delightful lady. I have many great memories of her. I'm sure she is at home now with her Lord!

John Johnson

December 13, 2012

I am not among those fortunate enough to have known Mrs. Kahalley. I know her son Bill, however, and he is proof that she was a kind and living person with unbounded character and integrity

Kim Moore

December 13, 2012

We will miss your beautiful smiling face!! We love you Mamaw!

Joel, Kim & Taylor

Merton Phillips

December 13, 2012

Mena was truly a Beautiful and Loving lady. Our Families have been friend for 90 years and you are not just friends you are Family. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of YOU. Today the Lord welcomed home and angel. And I am Sure that the Family met her with smiles and great joy! They all are together now. You all are a part of my family and You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. Much Love! Merton A. Phillips

Dee Kittany

December 13, 2012

Recalling so many sweet memories of you, Aunt Mena. To my wonderful Mobile cousins, I am so sorry that Daniel and I cannot be there, but know that we are holding you all in prayer and sending our deep love.

December 13, 2012

Steve, so sorry to hear about your mom. I have reconnected with some of the Mobile medical community, including Trish Agee who passed the information on to me. Jackie and I express our sympathy to you and your family...Ed Childs